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luckily I'm able to hit between 300-340 on my 939 DFI Mobo. My DDR400 was holding me on my OC.With any luck I will be able to push that with DDR500. We'll see in a few hours.

and before anyone tells me I'm bottlenecking,I know. It's older tech,but still not bad for 939 not bad at all. When money permits I will upgrade to AM2+
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-resurrects the corpse of an old thread to remind people of the truth-
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been looking for this thread.Search wouldn't list it.
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Just look in my sig man.
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So would my 3.0GHz CPu cut the 60FPS line in new game?
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What I'm saying has nothing to do whether or not your CPU can or can't. YOU have to test it and see. If you can CURRENTLY play games at low settings but get good frames that more or less means you don't need a new CPU in order to see a BIG benefit from a brand new really fast GPU like an 8800GTS. It won't run the most FPS in FRAPS as it possibly could, but that doesn't matter because your LCD bottlenecks you to 60FPS anyhow.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ihatethedukes View Post
What I'm saying has nothing to do whether or not your CPU can or can't. YOU have to test it and see. If you can CURRENTLY play games at low settings but get good frames that more or less means you don't need a new CPU in order to see a BIG benefit from a brand new really fast GPU like an 8800GTS. It won't run the most FPS in FRAPS as it possibly could, but that doesn't matter because your LCD bottlenecks you to 60FPS anyhow.
What about lcds that can run at higher hz? I mean at 75hz refresh you will be limited to 75 won't you?
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You're right, but the only monitors that can do more than 60HZ are only 1280x1024 and really, very few people here use them.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ihatethedukes View Post
You're right, but the only monitors that can do more than 60HZ are only 1280x1024 and really, very few people here use them.
I do ;___;
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There can still be a difference in smoothness at more than 60fps, even if you are limited to 60Hz.
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